Antenatal Course


Babies due Sep/Oct

Birth Preparation for New Parents

This 18 hour couples course will educate you fully on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenting. We will empower you to make the best choices for you and your baby.

COURSE: DJ20/07

CLASS TEACHER: Debra Jonckers

Starting Thursday 30th Jul 2020 at 7.45pm – 10pm

Includes a dedicated 2 hour breastfeeding session, cover all aspects of breastfeeding led by a trained breastfeeding counsellor.Debra works with each group to personalise the course according to their needs.  As a result every course is slightly different, however she will normally expect the following topics to be included in every course:

  • Partners role
  • Physical processes of birth
  • Technological help hospitals have to offer
  • Pain relief – ‘The Drugs’
  • Self help Pain management, including relaxation and breathing techniques, massage, positions for labour and birth, using water as pain relief during labour and birth
  • Understand the process of planned and unplanned caesarean sections
  • Understand the process of planned and unplanned caesarean sections
  • Share the feelings and dilemmas of approaching parenthood
  • Explore ways of making the experience of birth more positive and comfortable
  • All aspects of breastfeeding and bottle feeding
  • Babycare (bathing, changing nappies, feeding, sleeping, etc.)
  • Making decisions that are right for you as a couple

As part of the course there will be a 2 hour session, led by a trained breastfeeding counsellor, which will cover all aspects of breastfeeding as well as a 2 hour reunion after all the babies are born.

Plus you’ll receive a copy of the popular book “Preparing for Birth” by Andrea Robinson.

Upon completion of your course, you will be welcome to attend our series of 4 (2hour complimentary)  post course, practical, interactive sessions.

Set in a comfortable home environment not only can you continue to meet up with the women from your course, these hands on, informal meetings enable you to re-visit the practical side of the course (baby care, labour positions, writing your birth plan, feeding) with Vicky who has recently become a mum.

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